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Archive for 'RG 185 Records of the Panama Canal'

A Callin’ from Colón: Photographs of Black Employees Working on the Panama Canal

Written by Barbara Lewis Burger, a retired National Archives Still Picture Senior Archivist  We hea’ a callin’ from Colon We hea’ a callin’ from Limon Let’s quit de t’ankless toil an’ fret Fe where the better pay we’ll get ~Claude McKay, Peasants’ Way O’ Thinkin’ According to La Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (Panama Canal […]

In Celebration of 100 Years of the Panama Canal: West Indian Canal Employee Records

Today’s Blog Post was written by Patrice Brown, Archivist (Special Assistant) in the Evaluation and Special Projects Division, National Declassification Center at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland August 15, 2014, marked the 100th Anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal.  So, it would seem like an appropriate time to continue my dialogue […]

All We Demand is Justice: Caribbean Union Leaders on the Canal Zone

Today’s blog was written by Sonia A. Prescott, Doctoral Student in History at the University of Maryland, College Park. Scholarship on the Panama Canal has steadily evolved from focusing solely on the United States and its triumph over the land to a more nuanced look at the plight of the everyday people involved in the […]

Panama Canal Employees: Service Record Cards (Part 2)

Today’s Blog Post was written by Patrice Brown, Archivist (Special Assistant) in the Evaluation and Special Projects Division, National Declassification Center at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The first blog on Service Record Cards, 1904-1920 (National Archives ID 7226556) revealed the contributions service women made to the Panama Canal. The following selected cards document the […]

Panama Canal Employees: Service Record Cards (Part 1)

Today’s Blog Post is written by Patrice Brown, Archivist (Special Assistant) in the Evaluation and Special Projects Division, National Declassification Center at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. In 2014, the Panama Canal will celebrate its 100th anniversary.  There are many records in the custody of the National Archives that document the well known story of […]

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